RADIOLOGY NEWS
Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients?
May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection
May 19, 2017 -- A shortened protocol for breast MRI is just as effective in finding cancer as a full protocol, and it can cut the time a patient is in the magnet by almost 90%, according to a study published online May 11 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
May 19, 2017 -- In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one of the most ignominious radiation-emitting products in history -- the shoe-fitting fluoroscope.  Discuss
10 ways to destroy your radiology residency experience
May 18, 2017 -- Are you destroying your radiology residency experience without even knowing it? Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com, offers advice on how to make the most of your residency and avoid fatal mistakes that can ruin your experience.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 37: Pediatric radiology rotation
May 18, 2017 -- Andy prepares for her rotation in pediatric radiology with an astute observation on the differences between children and adults in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction
May 17, 2017 -- By training MRI technologists in advanced communication skills, outpatient imaging centers can improve equipment utilization, hourly scan rates, and patient satisfaction, all while avoiding the potential loss of business to competing facilities.  Discuss
Women want to know their breast cancer risk
May 17, 2017 -- Most screening mammography patients want to know their estimated lifetime risk of developing breast cancer -- and radiologists need to step up to provide this information, according to a study published in the May edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans
May 17, 2017 -- Radiologists' failure to check the validity of requests for CT and MRI scans, along with ignorance among referring doctors of appropriateness criteria for imaging examinations, are the most important reasons for costly inappropriate requests of radiological exams, a new study from Saudi Arabia found.  Discuss
Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
May 17, 2017 -- A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine whether they've removed all cancerous tissue during breast surgery, according to a study published online May 17 in Science Advances.  Discuss
Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response
May 16, 2017 -- Yielding comparable tumor measurements and accuracy, contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be a viable alternative to contrast-enhanced MRI for assessing breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss